You just opened your results and you feel the rush of anger. You read it again to make sure you read it right. And then you close the computer with a slam and walk away into the sunshine. Has this ever happened to you?
This is something that many people I work with have gone through, and it's something I've faced both in the past and more recently. You read these results- maybe they're an allergen test or a particular disease result for something you didn't think you had-and you have a reaction. Sometimes it's anger, sometimes it's sadness, or a combo or something else that maybe you can't quite identify.
For me then, I tend to ask myself...….
👉🏻Why didn't I do something about this sooner?
👉🏻Why didn't I change my health harming behaviors when I knew better?
So many thoughts running around your head that is can be hard to catch your breath.
So let's do that, let's take a moment to breathe.
1....2....3....4 in and 1....2....3....4 out and pop on your Believe oil.
Okay back to business 😅, now that you have calmed that nervous system a bit, let's talk.
When you're feeling some big emotions it can be hard to regulate your nervous system, meaning it can be hard to calm down.
When you are feeling some of those big emotions your body is going through different fluctuations of different hormones and physical feelings.
👉🏻Anger: this can cause the body to release adrenaline, your heart rate and blood pressure to increase and your muscles to tighten (short version)
👉🏻Anxiety: this can set off your flight-or-fight response which releases many different hormones including adrenaline
👉🏻Sadness: this can do different things to your body depending on how long you experience this emotion and to what depth but a recent study has shown that IL-18 (interleukin-18, an IL-1 family cytokine) is raised in depression and has been implicated in the pathophysiology of underlying comorbidities-basically it causes an uptake in inflammatory cytokines and has been linked to chronic health issues such as diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
This is just a little tidbit of how emotions can impact our health. There is a lot of information out there but we're not really taught to pay attention to our emotions and what they can be impacting, especially on a daily basis. Thursday night at 8pmEST we're going to be talking about some of these aspects and some tools to work through some of these emotions.
How do you deal with emotions? Or is this something you've not even really thought about?